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Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st September 2018, 16:13
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Posted By mcramsay
Picture permission

Afternoon all,

I am currently in the process of writing an updated marlin sportster build manual covering specifically the E36 & E39 builds, Iím trying to put in as many pictures and diagrams as...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th February 2018, 14:53
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By mcramsay
Just to close out this thread the fuel pump...

Just to close out this thread the fuel pump install so far has been a complete success, even with a low level in the tank I have had no fuel starvation issues. Also my fuel vaporising problem caused...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th January 2018, 20:15
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By mcramsay
My rollbar is around 12mm diameter, I put the...

My rollbar is around 12mm diameter, I put the tank back in over the weekend, I found that it didnít fit into the brackets too well which was allowing it to
Move around when full of fuel. Iíve added...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 30th December 2017, 15:56
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By mcramsay
5 series sportster builders - double check your fuel tank

Evening all,

I think I am the only 5 series sportster on the road at the moment but hopefully this will help any one currently building. Over the summer when driving the car I could hear a...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 24th December 2017, 20:28
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By mcramsay
Hey Phil, thanks for pointing that out but the...

Hey Phil, thanks for pointing that out but the pressure regulator on the m3 engine (s50b32) is vacuum controlled and changes the fuel pressure depending on manifold pressure. The m3 runs higher than...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 24th December 2017, 14:50
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By mcramsay
Hey Phil, thanks for the positive response! The...

Hey Phil, thanks for the positive response! The fuel pump is actually an aftermarket Kemso pump ( basically an aeromotive pump but half the price) we will see if it performs or not! Unfortunatley the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 24th December 2017, 11:16
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By mcramsay
Finally got round to making some progress on the...

Finally got round to making some progress on the above topic. I used the fuel pump mounting plate from an MX 5, and a Range Rover swirlpot. A few hours with a hacksaw and drill and I have the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 6th August 2017, 12:02
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By mcramsay
Just as an update, I am assembling all the parts...

Just as an update, I am assembling all the parts required to make an I tank swirlpot/pump unit. Currently I have bought a range rover v8 pump and swirlpot similar to this eBay link...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 4th August 2017, 13:14
Replies: 6
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Posted By mcramsay
You will need a few pictures of the build, from...

You will need a few pictures of the build, from chassis to fully built to register the car, along with receipts for major parts used, unless you are going for a Q plate, you will also need proof of...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th July 2017, 21:45
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By mcramsay
I have a plan, just need to move house first...

I have a plan, just need to move house first before I can drop the tank and have a bit of a play!
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th July 2017, 20:06
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By mcramsay
Also the fuel tank does not pressurise. And I am...

Also the fuel tank does not pressurise. And I am getting a good return of fuel back to the tank, first things I checked!
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th July 2017, 20:05
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By mcramsay
The swirl pot connections are correct, and I am...

The swirl pot connections are correct, and I am now on my second pump.. the first never failed but was making the same noises as the one currently fitted. I believe the issue is down to having a high...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 10th July 2017, 06:13
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By mcramsay
I am looking to avoid modifying the tank. Most...

I am looking to avoid modifying the tank. Most oem pumps have a swirlpot which needs no baffling / sumps in the tank! Just wondering if any one had found one that fits!
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 9th July 2017, 18:48
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By mcramsay
In tank fuel pump

Any one ditched the external fuel pump and swirl pot set up, in favour of an oem in tank type plastic swirl pot/ pump combo? I'm looking for one that length wise will fit in the marlin tank. Having...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 17th June 2017, 19:22
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By mcramsay
Wing mount bracket failure

So woke up this morning to a glorious day, had to go into work sadly but used it as a good excuse to do a much longer trip in the marlin, 30 miles each way mostly through country roads, at parts the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 30th May 2017, 20:32
Replies: 19
Views: 3,131
Posted By mcramsay
Remember I am running the e39 rear subframe so...

Remember I am running the e39 rear subframe so the choice of diffs may be different, also the diffs have different case sizes,so I need to research what will fit. The car is def geared for top end...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 29th May 2017, 17:26
Replies: 19
Views: 3,131
Posted By mcramsay
Apologies for the late reply, I have to admit...

Apologies for the late reply, I have to admit after your recent post I've been doing some research / testing. I can confirm my diff ratio is 2.91, it seems I was misinformed by the owner I bought the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st May 2017, 16:37
Replies: 19
Views: 3,131
Posted By mcramsay
Mike my tacho is spot on, it reads the same as...

Mike my tacho is spot on, it reads the same as the laptop hooked up and reading direct from the ecu.

I have been at around 5000, I know there is a limiter set at 5500 as it's normal on most bmw's...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 1st May 2017, 08:55
Replies: 19
Views: 3,131
Posted By mcramsay
Unfortunately I don't have the clocks from the...

Unfortunately I don't have the clocks from the car, and looking online they are 200 quid second hand. It would be good to know what the actual output from the clock to the ecu is I would be able to...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 30th April 2017, 22:42
Replies: 19
Views: 3,131
Posted By mcramsay
Stock Rev limit is 7600 I think! I'm still...

Stock Rev limit is 7600 I think! I'm still getting used to it so I haven't hit the 5500 limit in any gear yet! But yes I do need to get the limit removed!
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 30th April 2017, 10:38
Replies: 19
Views: 3,131
Posted By mcramsay
I think it can be recored to raise the Rev limit...

I think it can be recored to raise the Rev limit cut from 5500 to the normal value. So it still thinks it doing its job! I'm not really fussed at the moment will get it sorted at some point!
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 30th April 2017, 09:36
Replies: 19
Views: 3,131
Posted By mcramsay
What scares me even more is I'm running with a...

What scares me even more is I'm running with a fault code that sets a 5500 rpm Rev limit on the engine! I havnt got round to addressing the issue yet which is basically the mss50 ( m3 ecu) requires a...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th April 2017, 19:28
Replies: 19
Views: 3,131
Posted By mcramsay
The sportster.... things have finally clicked

So a 3 year slightly fustrating build and then quite a few short trips only to return home and undertake some major modifications. Tonight things finally clicked and I've fallen in love with the car....
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 16th April 2017, 12:37
Replies: 17
Views: 3,149
Posted By mcramsay
In the end no, I spoke to cool experts in...

In the end no, I spoke to cool experts in Nottingham, they modified a ford cortina radiator for me, gone for a 70mm thick core 490 wide 470 tall. Been a bit of a pain to plumb in but I'm hoping to...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 27th March 2017, 09:52
Replies: 17
Views: 3,149
Posted By mcramsay
I emailed a company on eBay, who asked me to...

I emailed a company on eBay, who asked me to call, turns out it was the exact same number as above! Spoke to a really great bloke who told me exactly what I need to do and he could make one no...
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